When you run a spell check, PowerPoint looks at each word you have typed and matches those words with the entries listed in its dictionary. If it comes across any word that the dictionary does not contain, it goes ahead and marks that word as misspelled. Yes, if a word does not exist within that dictionary, it is not necessarily misspelled! There are so many specialized words in different knowledge branches like medicine, research, law, computing, etc. that are not common. To counter this state of affairs, you can use specialized dictionaries. These dictionaries can be then loaded within PowerPoint and other Microsoft Office programs to give you a larger range of words to use.
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